Making the IBD Connection
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a complex chronic disease of undefined origin that is not restricted to any field of biology or medicine. At the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, it’s our mission to understand IBD and help find a cure for it. The Foundation collaborates, invests, and leverages resources to support groundbreaking innovations that can transform IBD treatments and ultimately, lead to a cure. In keeping with the vision of our founder, we believe that some of the best innovations come from new ideas as well as looking at current treatments and applying them differently.
To complement our grant programs, the Foundation hosts an annual Symposium designed to bring together some of the finest minds across multiple disciplines. Using IBD as a lens, leading authorities discuss their work and incorporate ample time for conversations, connections and setting new directions for the future.
Each year we ask Symposium participants to provide suggestions on how we can improve our annual event. We are pleased to announce that we are making changes to the 2014 Symposium that respond directly to those recommendations, including:
- Changing the Symposium format to provide more time for interaction among participants and speakers to discuss how the information presented from various fields can be applied to IBD research.
- Expanding the event to two days and incorporating presentations from current Foundation grantees along with our keynote speakers.
- Inviting you to collaborate with us on this year’s agenda by submitting a poster abstract.
- Offering travel awards for the Symposium to encourage students and post-doctoral fellows to participate.
We invite you to attend our 2014 Innovations Symposium, Taming the Microbiome, to hear from our keynote speakers and learn about an exciting new grant challenge available only to conference participants.
Please note: Call for Abstracts Closes March 3, 2014.
Register now to take advantage of early bird registration.